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Mohamed Ben Slama

Tunis : 20 January 2019 - 17 February 2019

Press Release

Mohamed Ben Slama is a Tunisian painter who lives and works in Tunis. Painting has been an integral part of his daily life since the age of 17. In 2002, he was awarded a fellowship at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. He was also granted an art residency in Lebanon in 2003.

Ben Slama’s paintings are intended to be anonymous: faces are carefully concealed, brilliantly and delicately hidden. Stories and legends are added to these elusive faces. The artist is inspired by storytelling. From La Fontaine to the Brothers Grimm and Japanese mangas too, this curious, dynamic artist leaves nothing out.

His new series Anthrôpos, which will be exhibited for the first time at Selma Feriani Gallery, portrays characters celebrating a life devoid of human beings.